Daily guide of TV movies and radio highlights


Greater Boston “Beat the Press” 7 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2)

Basic Black 7:30 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) The significance of the black church in communities of color.

After Newtown 8 p.m. WGBH (Channel 2) A special on the shootings in Newtown, Conn.



Abled 7:30 p.m. WCVB-TV (Channel 5) Changing the definition of disabled.


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Live at Noon noon WUMB-FM (91.9) Rose Cousins.

Boston Public Radio noon WGBH-FM (89.7)

Radio Boston 3 p.m. WBUR-FM (90.9) The week in news.

Tallis Scholars: Love Is Better Than Wine 7 p.m. Classical New England (99.5) A holiday program at St. Paul’s Church.


NightSide With Dan Rea
8 p.m. WBZ-AM (1030) Pat Desmaris sits in for Dan Rea.



CBS This Morning at 7 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Led Zeppelin; Billy Crystal; Marisa Tomei.

Good Morning America at
7 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Christiane Amanpour .

Today at 7 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10; 10 a.m. on Ch. 7. Giada De Laurentiis. Christina Perri performs.


Dr. Phil at 9 a.m. on Ch. 38;
3 p.m. on Ch. 4; 5 p.m. on

Ch. 64.

Live! With Kelly and Michael at 9 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 10 a.m. on Ch. 10. Richard Gere.

Rachael Ray at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 4; 2 p.m. on Ch. 10. Recipe for red-velvet waffles.

Steve Harvey at 9 a.m. on
Ch. 64; 10 a.m. on Chs. 5 and 9. Style maven Jacqui Stafford .

The Jeff Probst Show at
10 a.m. on Ch. 38; 3 p.m. on Ch. 6. Hugh Jackman.

The View at 11 a.m. on Chs. 5, 6, and 9. Naomi Watts.


The Doctors at 2 p.m. on
Ch. 7; 4 p.m. on Ch. 64. Chef Rocco DiSpirito.

The Talk at 2 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Marlee Matlin.

Anderson Live at 3 p.m. on Chs. 12 and 25. Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, and Judd Apatow.

Katie at 3 p.m. on Chs. 5 and 9; 4 p.m. on Ch. 6. Olivia Newton-John; Naomi Watts.

The Dr. Oz Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 10; 5 p.m. on Ch. 25. Dr. Soram Khalsa; relationship expert Laura Berman.

The Ricki Lake Show at 3 p.m. on Ch. 64; 4 p.m. on Ch. 25. A look at blended families.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 4 p.m. on Chs. 5, 9, and 10. Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner; Kirstie Alley.


Charlie Rose at 11:30 p.m. on Chs. 2 and 11.

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno at 11:34 p.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Terry Bradshaw; Elle Fanning. Chris Mann performs.

Late Show With David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jay Thomas. Darlene Love performs.

Nightline at 11:35 p.m. on
Chs. 5, 6, and 9.

Jimmy Kimmel Live at midnight on Chs. 5, 6, and 9.

Tavis Smiley at midnight on Ch. 44. Gregg Allman; Carole King.

Tavis Smiley at 12:30 a.m. on Ch. 44. Damian Lewis; John Slattery.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 12:36 a.m. on Chs. 7 and 10. Paul Rudd; Mario Batali. Rod Stewart performs.

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at 12:37 a.m. on Chs. 4 and 12. Jamie Foxx.


The World, the Flesh and the Devil 6 p.m. (TCM) Two men and a woman may be the only survivors of a nuclear war. Harry Belafonte. NR (1959)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 7 p.m. (FAM) The Griswolds spend the holidays at home. Chevy Chase. PG-13 (1989)

War Horse 7:30 p.m. (SHO)
A horse and his trainer forge a bond as WWI unfolds around them. PG-13 (2011)

Miracle on 34th Street 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. (AMC) A child meets a man claiming he’s Santa. Remake of 1947 classic. Mara Wilson. PG (1994)

The Preacher’s Wife 8:45 p.m. (SHO2) An angel tries to help a minister and his family. Denzel Washington. PG (1996)

New Year’s Eve 9 p.m. (HBO) Comedy-drama following various couples and singles as they roam NYC. PG-13 (2011)

High Fidelity 10 p.m. (SUND)
A record-store owner (John Cusack) takes stock of his love life. R (2000)

Risky Business 11 p.m. (VH1) A teen turns his house into a brothel. Tom Cruise. R (1983)

A Christmas Carol midnight (TNT) The Dickens classic, with Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge. NR (1999)